ABIGAIL’S DAY

A fundraiser is set for today, Saturday, March 28, to help the family of a 12-year-old Yucca Mesa girl who has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments on a cancerous 15-pound tumor on her neck. Friends of the Snipes family are hoping to raise $7,000 at the event to pay

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HILLTOPPER GRAND PRIX THIS WEEKEND

There is an influx of off-road motorcycle racers and their families and fans into the Twentynine Palms area this week. The 41st annual Hilltopper Motorcycle Club Grand Prix will be held this Saturday and Sunday. Reporter Diana Medley has details and ticket information…

The American Motorcycle Association and Hilltoppers Motorcycle

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FINAL WEEKEND FOR “URINETOWN THE MUSICAL” AT THEATRE 29

The edgy new musical with the terrible title, “Urinetown,” is coming to the end of its run at Theatre 29. Reporter Rebecca Havely tells you how to get the last few seats to the show…

If you haven’t seen the show everyone’s talking about and critics and audiences agree is

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SKY’S THE LIMIT STAR PARTY

Sky’s the Limit will host a star party Saturday, March 28. The star party will start at the Twentynine Palms observatory about 7:45 p.m. and end about 12:30 a.m. The first quarter moon will be just west of Jupiter and are the night’s primary exhibits. Bring binoculars, telescopes, water, snacks,

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TORTOISE SCULPTURES & 80S CONCERT AT TORTOISE ROCK CASINO

Tortoise sculpture by Ricardo Breceda at Tortoise Rock Casino

In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Tortoise Rock Casino in Twentynine Palms unveiled two eye-catching new sculptures Tuesday outside of the casino at the corner of Adobe Road and Baseline Road. The spectacular 8-foot-tall metal tortoises were created by Ricardo

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DESERT HILLS PALM SUNDAY SERVICE

This Sunday, March 29, Desert Hills Presbyterian Church will celebrate Palm Sunday with a 10 a.m. service. The choir will join the children in singing “Knock, Knock, Knock, Hosanna.” a new composition by Clyde Grabski. Desert Hills Presbyterian Church is located at 56750 Mountain View Trail. Information can be received

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PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs — including military personnel — are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s Passover holiday. The Seder is sponsored by the Jewish Federation of the Desert. The festival service and meal will be taking place at Mission Lakes

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TPHS SELECT CHOIR

Twentynine Palms High School can point with pride to its Select Choir. ROP Broadcasting Student Keonna Williams tells what it’s like to belong to the talented group…

The Twentynine Palms Select Choir gives people a chance to improve in their singing voice. Select Choir also gives students a chance to

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VACCINE CLINICS AND SPAY/NEUTER SERVICES

The Animal Action League will offer low-cost vaccine and microchip clinics in April for dogs and cats, as well as low-cost spaying and neutering. No appointments are necessary for vaccines or microchips; appointments are required for spaying and neutering services. Microchips are only $15, and can help reunite you with

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DON’T FALL FOR CHECK-CASHING SCAM

Scammers tried to fool a Joshua Tree resident into giving them nearly $1700 recently through a check-cashing scam. A check-cashing scam starts when the victim receives a realistic check or money order as overpayment for merchandise or a secret shopper scheme, with the request the victim deposit the check, and

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THIS RACE WEEKEND, SHERIFF ENFORCING OFF-HIGHWAY VEHICLE LAWS

The Sheriff’s Department would like to remind everyone that the Hill Toppers Moto-Cross Gran Prix event in Twentynine Palms occurs this weekend Friday, March 27, through Sunday, March 29. OHV riders should ride in designated riding areas and trails only; and respect private lands. The Sheriff’s Department OHV Team and

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TWO ARRESTED WITH DRUGS AND WARRANTS IN TWENTYNINE PALMS

Two people were arrested Wednesday morning after they were found with drugs. According to a Sheriff’s report, a deputy performed a traffic stop near Mariposa Avenue and Two Mile Road in Twentynine Palms about 10 a.m. Wednesday. The deputy determined that the driver, Joe Ramirez, 30, was wanted on a

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PUBLIC VOTE SET TO APPROVE HI-DESERT MEDICAL CENTER LEASE

The Hi-Desert Medical Center Board has set the date for a public vote to approve the leasing of the local hospital to Tenet HealthCare. Reporter Mike Lipsitz was at last night’s special hospital board meeting… Last night at Hi-Desert Medical Center, the governing board reconvened a special meeting from the

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ABIGAIL’S DAY TOMORROW AT THE YUCCA MESA COMMUNITY CENTER

A fundraiser is set for tomorrow, Saturday, March 28, to help the family of a 12-year-old Yucca Mesa girl who has had surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments on a cancerous 15-pound tumor on her neck. Friends of the Snipes family are hoping to raise $7,000 at the event to pay

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WOOF WALK TOMORROW TO BENEFIT HUMANE SOCIETY

The Annual Woof Walk, which benefits the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s No-Kill Shelter, is tomorrow at Pappy and Harriet’s in Pioneertown. Reporter Taylor Thacker has your invitation… You and your beloved pet are invited to join the Morongo Basin Humane Society’s annual Woof Walk fundraiser. On Saturday, March 28, the

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MARINE BASE GETS FEDERAL ENVIRONMENTAL AWARD

For the third time, the Marine Corps Air-Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms received an award for its conservation efforts. The Secretary of the Navy Environmental Awards recognized the Combat Center Monday for its efforts in advocating environmental responsibility, its contributions in environmental areas, for protecting natural resources, and sustainability.

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TAKEOVER OF COUNTY WATER BY BIGHORN NOW A DONE DEAL

The transfer of county water service in the Landers area to the Bighorn Desert View Water Agency is now a done deal. Reporter Mike Lipsitz says the last hoop has been jumped through… Yesterday in San Bernardino, the Local Agency Formation Commission convened a hearing which marked the close of

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SQUARE DANCING IN YUCCA VALLEY TONIGHT

The Star Twirlers Square Dance Club is hosting a plus-level square dance at the Yucca Valley Elks Lodge tonight at 55946 Yucca Trail in Yucca Valley. Rob Grigsby and Phil Farmer will be calling squares from 7:30 to 10:00 p.m. Lines will be cued from 7:00 to 7:30 p.m. and

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PASSOVER SEDER IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS

Again this year, a public Passover Seder is being offered to Jewish residents of the area. Reporter Dan Stork tells how to reserve a spot at the table… Jewish residents of the Morongo Basin and Desert Hot Springs— including military personnel—are invited to a community Passover Seder during this year’s

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HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS: SCORES AND SCHEDULE

The Yucca Valley High School Trojans baseball team traveled to Granite Hills for a pre-season matchup in Apple Valley Wednesday. Coach Brian Schoenborn said they got off to a slow start, giving up three runs in the first inning. Pitcher Parker Jones settled in after that, striking out three batters

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